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Missouri S&T hosts Explosives Camp

The first session of one of the most unique summer camps in the nation is under way at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Missouri S&T is once again holding Explosives Camp for high school juniors and seniors. The first of three sessions started June 5.

At the camp, students learn the proper ways to blow things up safely. Explosives expert Dr. Paul Worsey directs the camps. He's been known to blow up watermelons and other objects for fun, but he also teaches the students about the science behind explosives and the career possibilities in the industry. Safety is always a priority. Safety goggles and ear plugs are required at all times when working with explosives.

Students who attend the camp are interested in pursuing mining engineering degrees at S&T, which became the first university in the nation to offer a minor in explosives engineering (through the mining engineering program) in 2005. S&T now offers a master's program in explosives engineering as well.

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Posted on Jun 08, 2011.

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